Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dance Classes in Charlotte, North Carolina

charlotte dance classes

Dancers Unite is the most convenient dance studio in Charlotte!

Just check out a few reasons why!

1) Our location
We are the only dance studio located in Dilworth, conveniently located near where many Charlotte residents live and work!

2) Online registration
We let you register for dance classes online at your own convenience!

3) Our dance class times
We have many dance classes scheduled in the evenings and on Saturday morning, making it convenient to the working parent.

Dancers Unite couples this convenience with quality dance instruction from a talented adult staff with various dance training from all over America!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Get in Shape with Zumba & Pilates in Dilworth

Looking to get in shape for the new year?

Good news! Dancers Unite is teaming up with Infinity Fitness to offer Zumba and Pilates classes!

Zumba is a great way to burn fat and tone your body while enjoying easy-to-follow dance steps. Pilates allows you to stimulate your mind while stretching and strengthening your body.

Starting in January 2010, students can take the following fitness classes at Dancers Unite:

Zumba on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Pilates on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Classes can be taken on a drop-in basis, at a price of $7/class. To save money, you can also purchase a 4 class card for $20, a 6 class card for $25, or an 8 class card for $35.

For more information, please see or call 704-293-3343 or e-mail Looking for more drop-in class options for adults? Check out Dilworth Adult Drop-In Dance & Fitness Classes for a complete listing of drop-in classes at Dancers Unite Fine Arts Academy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last Chance for Holiday Gift Certificates

Dancers Unite will not be holding dance classes from December 20, 2009 – January 1, 2010. However, you may still contact the studio via e-mail ( or phone (704-846-2985).

Also you can still purchase Holiday Gift Certificates, but hurry – our special two months of unlimited dance classes with a waived registration fee will no longer be available after December 24, 2009. So hurry and buy the gift certificate today!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Open House & School Closings!

Dancers Unite will be open today until 6:00 PM. All classes prior to 6:00 PM will still be held. All classes starting at or after 6:00 PM are cancelled. As our students come from different parts of the Carolinas, we ask that you please use your best judgment based on weather conditions in your area. If you do not feel it is safe to attend class today, please contact us at about scheduling a make-up class in January.

We are still holding our Winter Open House tomorrow, December 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Feel free to stop by and chat with the owners, check out the studio, or register for dance classes. Holiday gift certificates will also be available for purchasing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Charlotte Shag Dance Lessons

Charlotte NC Shag LessonsShag dance lessons make great Christmas gifts!

Still looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or friend? Consider giving a gift certificate valid for an 8 Week Shag Lesson! Classes are held at Dancers Unite every Tuesday in January and February of 2010, from 7:15 to 8:15 pm.

For payment options and additional information, please check out the following link: Dance Lessons as Christmas Gifts

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bellydance Classes in Dilworth

2010 Bellydance Classes with Naima - 5 week sessions, only $58!

Classes are held at Dancers Unite, on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, beginning January 6th! Ages 8 to 98 are welcome, with no previous experience required.

For more information or to register, please check out

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Charlotte NC Math Tutor (College, High School, Middle School)

Need help in studying for exams?

Dancers Unite offers math tutoring sessions in the following subjects:
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • And more!
algebra tutor charlotte
Our math tutor is a former math teacher with experience teaching on the middle school, high school and college levels. She also has a Master of Science in mathematics.

For more information, please email or check out the following link: Charlotte Tutoring in Math.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Open House in Charlotte, NC

Interested in joining a dance class in January?

Check out the Winter Open House at Dancers Unite, on Saturday, December 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Stop by for a chance to tour the studio, meet the owners, and register for classes! You can also buy Holiday Gift Certificates for dance classes, drop in classes, or shag lessons... great gift options!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas for Adults - Dance Lessons

Adult Drop In Class Punch Cards make great gifts!

Dancers Unite offers two Punch Cards for our adult drop in dance classes:
5 Dance Classes for $30
10 Dance Classes for $50

These Punch Cards can be used at any of our adult drop in dance classes:
Hip Hop
on Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:00 pm
on Fridays from 6:00 - 6:30 pm
on Tuesdays from 5:45 - 6:15 pm
on Fridays from 6:30 - 7:00 pm

These drop in classes are great for anyone who would like to stay in shape and enjoy a dance lesson. No previous dance experience is required, and no commitments are needed either - just drop in to one of our scheduled classes when convenient! A fun and practical holiday gift option.

For more information, please check out the following links:
Holiday Dance Gifts
Adult Drop In Dance Classes

Friday, December 4, 2009

Grease comes to Charlotte!

Grease will be in Charlotte through Sunday, December 6. I have tickets for one of the performances this weekend, and I’m so excited! Not only is Grease one of my favorite musicals, but Lauren Ashley Zakrin has the role of Sandy. Lauren was one of my favorites on the Legally Blonde reality series (Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods), so it should be a lot of fun to see her.

Interested in seeing the show? Click here for ticket information.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pre-Pointe Lessons in Dilworth!

pre-pointe ballet shoes picture
Have you ever wanted to take pointe lessons?

Take the pre-pointe class at Dancers Unite!

In pre-pointe, students will work on getting ready to dance en pointe. All students wishing to take pointe must be first enrolled in this class and then upon instructor approval will be moved into the pointe class.

The pre-pointe class meets on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For more information, please check out the following link: Charlotte NC Pre-Pointe Lessons. To register, please see Dance Class Registration.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009

First held on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about AIDS and HIV.

Therefore, it seems fitting to mention Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a fundraising program started by Hernando Cortez and Denise Roberts Hurlin (former Paul Taylor dancers). DRA raises money that goes to organizations that help dance professionals with AIDS and HIV. One of their fundraising methods is selling fun dance-related products online (like Nutcracker finger puppers -- too cute!). Check out their online store.

Want to recognize World AIDS Day here in Charlotte? For a listing of events, please click here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Charlotte Dance Studio Holiday Gifts For Children

Give Your Child The Gift Of Dance!

Christmas Gift Certificates Charlotte

Dancers Unite Fine Arts Academy LLC is running a holiday special for new students - $100 gift certificate, covering the tuition for 2 months of unlimited classes for January and February and the registration fee! Students can then continue taking lessons and participate in the yearly recital at Pease Auditorium in uptown Charlotte!

This is a huge savings of at least $60! If you take 1 half hour dance class a week, then two months and a registration fee costs $160... so at $100, you are saving $60! Since the gift certificate offers unlimited classes, you can take additional classes and save even more money!

For more information, check out the following link: Charlotte Gift Certificates.

Hurry, because the promotion ends December 24, 2009!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

USC Beats Clemson

My alma mater, University of South Carolina, just beat Clemson in football this afternoon! Clemson's a good team and has dominated the series in the last ten years so it was great seeing the Gamecocks on the winning side! I've always enjoyed watching football in large part because I'm a competitive person. This is probably why I have always enjoyed competition dance! Watching the Gamecock's losses over the years makes the wins that much sweeter, and it's true in competition dance as well.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

The studio will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 through Saturday, November 28 for Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume Monday, November 30.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Carolina Shag Lessons!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to shag dance?

Then there is no better time to sign up for shag lessons at Dancers Unite of Charlotte!

The next session of shag dance classes will begin on January 5, 2010 and run though February 23, 2010. The classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM. The cost is $100, which covers the entire session – no registration fee!

You can register online or through the mail, or you can set up an appointment to register at the studio. We are located at 220 East Park Avenue in Dilworth, close to Uptown Charlotte.

For more information on registration, please check out: Charlotte NC Shag Lessons or call 704-846-2985.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lyrical and Contemporary Dance Lessons!

Have you ever watched a lyrical or contemporary routine on So You Think You Can Dance and thought, "I'd love to do that?" Then Dancers Unite's Lyrical/Contemporary class is for you!

The Lyrical/Contemporary class meets on Thursdays from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM and is for teen and adult students. The class will include ballet, jazz, and modern techniques, but students do not need an extensive background in all three areas.

To register, please check out the following link: Charlotte NC Dance Classes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dance Studio Recital

Save the date!

On Saturday, June 12, 2010, Dancers Unite will hold its yearly dance recital at Pease Auditorium in Charlotte, NC.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dance Classes for Adults in Charlotte!

Check out the updated adult drop in dance class schedule! There are now two new times you can stop by and take a dance class (no registration fee required!):

Jazz - Friday 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tap - Wednesday 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Each class is only $8/class. There are also options to buy a 5 class card for $30 or a 10 class card for $50.

For more information, check out the following link: Charlotte NC Adult Dance Classes.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dance Clothes for Charlotte Weather!

The past couple of weeks have brought Charlotte some cooler weather!

With dropping temperatures comes warmer dance clothes! While it’s important to wear proper dance attire in dance class, make sure you bring warm up clothes (leg warmers, sweatshirts, etc) for the beginning of class.

Speaking of leg warmers, check out these knee warmers. I have yet to see anyone wearing knee warmers in ballet class, but who knows? Maybe this winter will bring the first.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute on Dancing With The Stars

This week, the Dancing With The Stars professional dancers will be performing a tribute to Michael Jackson.

I’m thrilled (no pun intended!). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of the routines to Jackson songs from previous DWTS seasons (such as Cheryl Burke and Drew Lachey’s “Thriller,” and Mark Ballas and Shawn Johnson’s “P.Y.T.”) and I’m looking forward to seeing what the pros put together for Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ballet And Sports... Ballet Class for Athletes!

Love this article from about adult athletes taking ballet to stay fit!

A Different Kind of Ballerina
10/4/2009 6:37 PM
By: Lesley McCaslin

Ballet truly is a great way to improve flexibility (even without splits!), balance, and coordination. It's so great to see people taking advantage of it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dancing With The Stars: Design A Dance

Voting is currently open for the Design A Dance contest on Dancing With The Stars. You can vote online until Tuesday, October 6th for the celebrity you most want to see return to the show for a new performance.

The possible celebs are…

Drew Lachey
Helio Castroneves
Kelly Monaco
Mel B.
Shawn Johnson
Gilles Marini
Joey Fatone
Kristi Yamaguchi
Sabrina Bryan

The thing that concerns me is the fact that we can't vote for the celeb & the pro at the same time - voting for the professional dancer starts next week. There are certain stars I'd love to see back, but only with the same partner as last time. (Okay, I only have one person in mind; but he's getting all my celeb votes, and I really hope it's not just so I can see him with someone new!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dancing With The Stars - Season 9!

As some of you might know, Dancing With The Stars has been a huge favorite for us since Season One. Tonight, finally, brings the premiere of Season Nine!

Not only do I enjoy the show in general, but I think the new dances they've added this season (such as the Bolero and the Charleston) should be interesting.

For those who can't wait until tonight, there are rehearsal videos on ABC's website. (Warning: they are highly addictive!)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cheerdance & Musical Theater Dance Lessons!

Check out our new Cheerdance/Musical Theater combo class! Perfect for anyone who is 5, 6, or 7 years old and would love to dance like a cheerleader or star in their own high school musical someday! :)

Also, for those who are younger or older, there are other cheerdance and musical theater classes on the schedule as well.

Click here to check out our full schedule of dance classes or call 704-846-2985 for more information.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dance Classes Added!

Dancers Unite has added new dance classes to our schedule!

New classes include:

  • Beginner Teen & Adult Ballet on Monday

  • Intermediate Teen & Adult Ballet on Thursday

  • Advanced Teen & Adult Ballet on Thursday

  • Advanced Teen & Adult Modern on Saturday

  • Boys Only Hip Hop on Friday

  • and more!

    Be sure to check out the updated schedule at!

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Dancers Unite - Studio Pictures

    New pictures are up on the website! To check them out, follow the link or simply go to and click on the "Facility" link at the left side of the screen.

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    Open House on Friday!

    I had a great time at the Open House today!

    If you weren't able to stop by, there is a second Open House tomorrow, Friday, August 21st, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the studio. We are located on 220 East Park Avenue in Dilworth. We'd love to see you there!

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Dancers Unite Open House!

    Just a reminder that our Open Houses are fast approaching!

    Thursday, August 20th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Friday, August 21st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Take a tour of our studios and register for classes! Hope to see you there!

    Saturday, August 15, 2009

    Football & Hip Hop

    I came across an article today about two of my favorite subjects -- dance and the Pittsburgh Steelers. :)

    Steelers Notebook: Mendenhall takes steps to get better
    Monday, August 03, 2009
    By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    If Rashard Mendenhall starts to dance through holes this season, maybe he can attribute it to part of his offseason workout program.

    The rest of the article can be found here, at the

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    Audition Times!

    Audition times have been posted! For those interested in auditioning for the All Star Dance Squad or the Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, or Lyrical Competition Companies, you can now view the schedule of audition times for Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23. The audition schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

    If you cannot make the audition date/time, Dancers Unite would still love to have you audition! Just e-mail us at or call us at 704-846-2985 and we can work out an alternate date.

    Also, please note that the $15 cost per person will cover anything the dancer wishes to audition in, so All Star Dance Squad, lyrical, hip hop, jazz and tap would all be covered by $15.

    Friday, August 7, 2009

    All Star Dance Squad Auditions

    It's not too late to sign up for the All Star Dance Squad auditions!

    The All Star Dance Squad of Dancers Unite is a competitive cheerdance squad. Experience not necessary; hard work and determination is! Show off your moves in regional, national and international competitions!

    Auditions will be held the weekend of August 22 & 23. Dancers will only need to attend one day (Saturday or Sunday). To register for auditions online, check out the Dancers Unite website here, or follow the instructions listed below. The cost of auditions is $15 per person and can be paid at the door by either check or cash.

    For more information, please check out the All Star Dance Squad page at our website, send us an email at, or give us a call at 704-846-2985.

    See you at auditions! :)

    Online Audition Registration

    Reserve a spot at the Dancers Unite All Star Dance Squad Audition!

    Click here to sign up for auditions online.

    Then click on the "Sign up now!" button next to the All Star Dance Squad under either Saturday or Sunday. *Please note: if you also wish to audition for the Dance Competition Company or pointe class, you can also sign up for those auditions as well.* If you have already created a log in, just enter your username and password and you will be enrolled in the audition.

    If you have not previously created a log in, no problem! Just go to the bottom of your screen under "Is this your first time?" Enter the dance student's first and last name. (Each student will need a separate log in, regardless of whether or not their sibling is also taking.) Then press "next". Here you will answer a series of questions in order to create your account. Once you have finished, press "create account," and then you/your child will be signed up for the audition.

    Monday, August 3, 2009


    Welcome to the new Dancers Unite blog. We are looking forward to the 2009 – 2010 session and all of the classes that we have to offer! We invite you to check out our classes -- from hip hop to ballet to tumbling and more, we have something for everyone!